Emilio paid $287.50 in taxes to the school district that he lives in this year. This year’s taxes were a 15% increase from last year. What did Emilio pay in school taxes last year? PLEASE HELP
Let the Taxes she paid last year be 'x' So percentage increase = 15% of x = 15x/100 So, this year's taxes = Last year's taxes + increment 287.50 = x + 15x/100 287.5 = 115x/100 x = 250 So, she paid $250 as taxes last year.